Each career program at CAJ has specific requirements
To register for the program of your choice:
• Attend an orientation (See below)
• Connect with teachers for program details during office hours
or by phone.
• Pass the assessment test with program’s required scores
• Visit the financial aid office and start your FAFSA, if
desired, well in advance of the program start date
(Financial Aid virtual appointments are available).
• Meet with Job Center staff for scholarship eligibility and
processing, if desired, well in advance of the program start
• Complete a registration form and pay fees. Cash, credit
and debit, cashier’s check, and money orders are all accepted
forms of payment. We do not accept American Express cards or
JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL ORIENTATION When: Virtual Orientation Every Monday by
Appointment (Except holidays and break periods) Where: Phone, Zoom Meeting, or Google Meet by
Appointment. Who: Anyone interested. Must be 18 years or
older to enroll in Adult Education Programs. How to make an appointment: Call CAJ Job Center
at (916) 826-0967 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 12:00
This is the first step to your new career! Learn about the
exciting career training programs available. Students may
begin classes throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space
is available. All classes require excellent attendance.
Assessment testing is held each Wednesday through Friday by
appointment. Student must show ID. For in-person testing,
mask is required. Orientation and assessment are required
before enrollment. CAJ reserves the right to cancel program start
dates due to low enrollment.
A variety of vocational programs are available to learn job
skills for employment opportunities. Students may begin classes
throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space is available.
Interested persons should thoroughly study this website to learn
about their program of interest. The Charles Jones Career
and Education Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to
low enrollment. Additional supplies or equipment are not included
in the material fees. Material fees and book prices are subject
The Charles Jones Career and Education Center offers vocational
training programs approved by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
for Veteran’s Education Benefits. Financial Aid (Pell Grant) is available for
those students who meet Federal guidelines. The Charles Jones
Career and Education Center partners with a number of social
service agencies, including the Department of Human Assistance,
Sacramento Employment & Training Agency, Veteran’s
Administration, Employment Development Department, One-Stop
Career Center, Job Corps, Asian Resources, Bach Viet, California
Indian Manpower Consortium, the National Guard, and many others.
Just like the GED, the HiSET is a high school equivalency
exam. This test is a great option for those who want to get a
certificate of high school equivalency, and they want to get it
The test consists of five sections; math, science,
reading, writing, and social studies. At the Charles A. Jones
Career and Education Center, we offer the math and science tests
on Mondays, and the reading, writing, and social studies tests on
Fridays (see schedule for available testing days).
Visit the HiSET website and create an account where you
can take free practice tests to see if you are comfortable
with the material. If so, print out the “home page” of your
account and bring it to our office with a valid, government
issued, photo identification, and the payment for the test, and
we will schedule your exams.
All potential students must take an assessment test prior to
registration for ESL classes. The office will post sign-up days
where you can reserve a seat for the appropriate test.
Once you have signed up for the assessment you will be given
further information on registration.
Check the calendar or call our
office for the next available sign-up day.
NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 there have been changes to the
registration process for this class. Please attend a virtual
orientation for more information.